Nigeria v Tunisia : Round Of 16 AFCON Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 22-01-2022 11:12 pm (3 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 22-01-2022 11:12 PM (3 months ago)

Date: Sunday 23rd January, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium  Stade Roumde Adjia
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Eguavoen will be impressed by his sides imposing start to the tournament and we expect the Super Eagles' interim manager to name a familiar side on Sunday.

Troost-Ekong has been rock solid at the defensive end of the pitch, while we expect to see Porto's Zaidu Sanusi and former Chelsea full-back Ola Aina on either flank of the defence with new Watford signee Maduka Okoye between the sticks.

Further up the pitch, Joe Aribo has been solid at the centre of the park so far and the Rangers midfielder should team up with Leicester City man Wifried Ndidi in the two-man pivot.

Simon, who turns out for Nantes in the Ligue 1, has unarguably been the revelation of the tournament so far and the 26-year-old should start in attack, alongside Iheanacho and Awoniyi.
Nigeria possible starting lineup:
Okoye; Sanusi, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Aribo; Simon, Iheanacho, Chukwueze; Awoniyi

Meanwhile, the Tunisia squad was ravaged with multiple COVID-19 cases ahead of the game against Gambia last time out, with seven plays testing positive for the virus including captain Khazri, who scored two goals in the 4-0 win over Mauritania last Sunday.

In the absence of the Saint-Etienne man, Seifeddine Jaziri was handed his second consecutive start of the tournament and the Zamalek forward could lead the line once again.

If there is no positive news regarding the COVID-19 cases in the Eagles of Carthage camp in time for Sunday's game, the trio of Aissa Laidouni, Ellyes Skhiri and Anis Ben Slimane will be tasked with winning the midfield battle for the second game running.
Tunisia possible starting lineup:
Said; Mathlouthi, Ifa, Talbi, Abdi; Slimane, Skhiri, Laidouni; Mejbri, Rafia, Jaziri

Prediction: Nigeria 2-0 Tunisia

Posted: at 22-01-2022 11:12 PM (3 months ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 23-01-2022 01:36 AM (3 months ago)
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naija to win 2-1
Posted: at 23-01-2022 01:36 AM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero